/ Country-wide Holidays
Sadly, the Country-wide Holidays Association ( C.H.A ) is no more. It holds a very special place in my heart, as it is where I met my partner of 30 years ! I was a walks-leader (known as 'the secretary then) and my partner was on the house-staff.
Have any other UK Climbing members been involved with the C.H.A or perhaps some of you have been as guests ? You never know, someone might have had me as a leader ! Just to help you, I was Andy, very keen on late-night chess games, especially with young Danish ladies !
After the demise of C.H.A. I led for H.F off and on until the mid 90's.
All very tame, but you met some very interesting people, a few of whom I'm still in touch with.
I loved the C.H.A at Onich, their "Ridges and Scrambles" week was the mutts-nuts !
>I led for H.F off and on until the mid 90's.
> >I led for H.F off and on until the mid 90's.
I led a good number of weeks at Barèges ( Hotel Richelieu owned by Paulette Asin ).
had great time with hf at bareges, still talk about going up to look over across to spain and the breche de roland, the observatory, great days indeed.
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